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article imageNicole Kidman refused to say the 'n-word,' co-star reveals

By Layne Weiss     Feb 14, 2013 in Entertainment
Australian actress Nicole Kidman refused to use the 'n-word' while filming the movie "The Paperboy" even though she was requested to do so by the film's director, Lee Daniels, her co-star David Oyelowo has revealed.
"She flatly refused," Oyelowo told BBC. The actor is known for roles in 2006's The Last King of Scotland, 2011's The Help, the CBS drama The Good Wife, and many more.
"She felt that it was a bridge too far for her and I really respect her for doing that," Oyelowo continued.
Nicole Kidman, 45, was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture for her portrayal as a sexual southern belle in "The Paperboy."
The film is set in late 1960s Florida when two reporters played by David Oyelowo and Matthew McConaughey are working together to have a murderer's conviction extinguished, BBC News reports.
Nicole Kidman's character both helps and hinders the reporters' efforts as she has won the trust of the convicted felon through "sexually explicit" correspondence.
The murderer, played by John Cusack is on death row, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. McConaughney's little brother is played by Zac Efron. Unlike Nicole, he had no issue with using the 'n-word,' just in character, of course.
The role of Anita the housekeeper is played by singer Macy Gray. She puts Zac Efron's character "in his place" when he calls her "a nigger." Anita is also the narrator of the story.
The Paperboy is based on a book by the same name by author Peter Dexter.
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